The Next 16 First & Business Class Products I’d Like To Review

The Next 16 First & Business Class Products I’d Like To Review

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In early 2016 I set out to review as many new first & business class products as possible, as a way of sprucing up blog content. While I figured I’d really miss the repetitive nature with which I flew many of the world’s best first class products, I’ve found reviewing new airlines to be extremely enjoyable. That goal didn’t stop in 2016, and my goal in 2017 is to try even more new airlines.

In the first couple of weeks of the year I’ve flown business class on EgyptAir, Royal Jordanian, Royal Brunei, and Emirates, all of which were new products for me.

As I begin to plot out my next big trip, I figured I’d make a list with the next 16 products I really want to review, in no particular order. I’m always curious to hear what you guys think, because at the end of the day my airline selection is based on what you guys are most interested in reading about.

Here are the next airlines I’m hoping to try:

Etihad’s A380/787 business class

Having just flown Emirates’ A380 business class, I’d be curious to compare it to Etihad’s newest business class product. While I’ve reviewed Etihad’s A330 business class on a flight between Europe and the Middle East, I’d be curious to try their flagship business class product on a longer flight.

Uzbekistan’s 787 business class

Uzbekistan’s flight from New York to Riga to Tashkent has long fascinated me, and the flight will soon be operated by a 787. I’m excited to try their service, as I’ve been waiting for this plane to be on the route, rather than their outdated 767s.

RwandAir’s A330 business class

RwandAir recently took delivery of their first A330, which has a great staggered business class product, similar to what’s offered on SAS. Given that they have decent business class fares between Dubai and Kigali, this seems like a fun thing to do the next time I’m in Dubai and have a couple of days to spare, especially as I’d like to visit Rwanda.

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Air Namibia’s A330 business class

Air Namibia has A330s with fully flat seats, which they fly between Frankfurt and Windhoek. I’d like to visit Namibia, so given that they have reasonable business class fares, this seems like the obvious way to get there.

Philippine Airlines’ 777 business class

Philippine Airlines operates a cool fifth freedom route between New York and Vancouver, so that seems like a cool way to try them without having to commit to a longhaul flight. 😉

Middle East Airlines’ A330 business class

I’d like to visit Beirut, so might as well check out MEA, the airline of Lebanon. They fly A330s to London and Paris, so while it’s not exactly a longhaul flight, it still seems like a good way to get there, and a good use of SkyTeam miles.

Air Europa’s 787 business class

While Air Europa isn’t exactly known for offering the best transatlantic product, their new 787s at least have fully flat seats in business class. Given that I’ve done most other transatlantic products, I guess it’s time to try this one.

Saudia’s new 777 first class

Saudia recently introduced a new first class product with fully enclosed suites, which I’d really like to try. I recently flew Saudia in business class, so am curious how their first class compares. Saudia first class can easily be booked using Korean Air SkyPass miles.

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Kenya Airways’ 787 business class

Kenya Airways frequently has good business class fares, so I’d like to fly them between Europe or Asia and Africa. I’m trying to review more SkyTeam products, so this is part of that effort.

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Korean Air’s new 747-8/777 business class

Korean Air has Apex Suites on their 747-8 and select 777 aircraft, which is my favorite business class hard product. While I’ve long liked their first class product, I’d like to see how their business class product compares.

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Kuwait Airways’ new 777 first & business class

Kuwait Airways has just started flying new 777-300s, which replace their previously very outdated 777-200 aircraft. These planes have fully enclosed suites in first class, and fully flat seats in business class. So the next time I find a good business or first class fare on them, I’d be very interested to try them.

Aerolineas Argentinas’ business class

I don’t exactly have high hopes of Aerolineas Argentinas business class, but I do want to review more SkyTeam products, so…

United Polaris Business

While I reviewed United’s first class not too long ago between London and Los Angeles, it’s time I try their new “Polaris” soft product. I’ve been somewhat hesitant since so far they just have the updated soft product, and not actually new seats. However, they’ll start flying the new 777-300ER between San Francisco and Hong Kong soon, so maybe I’ll try to fly on that route.

United Polaris seat (PRNewsFoto/United Airlines)

Aer Lingus’ new business class

Aer Lingus was on my list last year, and I have no clue why I still haven’t reviewed them. I’ve reviewed their old product, but in the meantime they have a new business class product, better lounges in the U.S., better food, and an arrivals lounge, so I really need to fly them again.

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EL AL’s 777 first class

I recently wrote about how I was frustrated by how expensive/tough it is to fly EL AL’s premium cabins, though it looks like they have a pretty reasonable fare from Tel Aviv to London in first class, so I guess that’s how I’ll be reviewing EL AL’s first class. I’m looking forward to visiting Israel, and might as well try their airline.

Biman Bangladesh’s 777 business class

Bangladesh has decent business class fares from London to Dhaka, and for whatever reason the airline intrigues me, so I might as well give them a try the next time I’m in Europe.

Biman-Bangladesh

Any other airlines that should be on my list?

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  1. Nick New Member

    How about CEIBA 777 First Class. They seem to have reasonable fares ($1700) from Madrid.

  2. Martina Park New Member

    I managed to get a visa into Saudi in 2016 through a friend.

    It actually wasn't as hard as everyone though it would be. If you need help, I'm willing to contact her family again. Her family arranged everything for me, and within a few weeks my visa was approved.

  3. charles Gold

    Rwandair, Turkmenistan Airlines and Aerolineas Argentinas would all be interesting to read as well as a short haul Malaysian Airlines flight (under 3 hours).
    I enjoyed your detailed reviews of Garuda, Air France, Aeroflot, Serbia and Air Astana (as well as Ukrainian International..); especially when you have both a long-haul and short haul paired.
    Thank You for your reviews / you fan in Shanghai

  4. Anish Guest

    fly Etihad A350 when it gets the plane

  5. Abhinav Guest

    Air India B787 business. You said that you will review it last year

  6. Paolo Diamond

    Vietnam, KLM, Ethiopian, China Airlines, QANTAS, Alitalia, Philippine Airlines. Too much Garuda already.

  7. Paul Diamond

    Another vote for TAM / LATAM flights. Fascinated to see how the airline has changed under LAN.

    And Virgin Atlantic too - the main non-US competitor for BA. I'm always suspicious that they're just marketing hype, but the new product looks interesting.

  8. Esther Guest

    Polaris and El Al!!! Enjoyed the Royal Brunei business class write up! Thinking of trying that myself!

  9. JCB Guest

    Air France la première new first class looks terrific

  10. Ryan Guest

    Qantas A330 - they've been around a few years now. Maybe you could wait till they launch mark 2 of the product with the start of 787 services later in the year?

  11. PeterAMSBUD New Member

    Lucky, you haven't flown KLM since ages. I remember you reviewed their 747, but since a year they operate brand new 787s with reverse herringbone seating. Maybe worth a try?

  12. Geraldo Guest

    I agree with John, what about Garuda's Business class? I wonder how much the different between the First and the Business class. Do you get the same attitude or not and how's the chef-on-the-board quality in the business class.

  13. Flo Guest

    I flew Uzbekistan's 767 last August in business from Amritsar to Tashkent (and then their Ilyushin 117 onwards to Nukus): http://www.gowiththeflo.asia/2016/08/my-s600-ticket-for-a-two-hour-flight/ Interestingly both Uzbekistan Airways and Turkmenistan Airlines fly to Amritsar which otherwise doesn't see a lot of international traffic.

    Uzbekistan is absolutely worth a visit but mainly so if you visit the old Silk Road cities of Samarkand or Bukhara.

    Another fun review in the region (with probably very little use for anyone except...

    I flew Uzbekistan's 767 last August in business from Amritsar to Tashkent (and then their Ilyushin 117 onwards to Nukus): http://www.gowiththeflo.asia/2016/08/my-s600-ticket-for-a-two-hour-flight/ Interestingly both Uzbekistan Airways and Turkmenistan Airlines fly to Amritsar which otherwise doesn't see a lot of international traffic.

    Uzbekistan is absolutely worth a visit but mainly so if you visit the old Silk Road cities of Samarkand or Bukhara.

    Another fun review in the region (with probably very little use for anyone except entertainment) would be Turkmenistan Airlines's 777 in Business.

  14. Jimmy Guest

    Looking forward to reading about your El Al experience.

    I'd also love to see some Economy Premium reviews, it would differentiate the content on your blog.

  15. Aergales Guest

    Seems like this year is Skyteam year for you Lucky ;)

  16. Talfred New Member

    I flew MH KUL to PEK on their new biz and must say it has been quite impressive. I haven't found any famous travel bloggers reviewed it yet.

    If you do decide to review, try to get on the non-red-eye flights as it feels more "full serviced" with the various offerings throughout the flight

  17. Mike Guest

    Long shot, but how about Air Niugini from HKG-POM-BNE? Haven't flown them for years but super friendly and apparently they've refurbished their planes (767s). Port Moresby isn't exactly an ideal place, but there's a cool hotel called Airways which looks over the runway and towards the mountains.

    Speaking of overlooking the runway, was in Tehran a few months ago and stayed at the Ibis by the airport. Spent time working and looking out the window...

    Long shot, but how about Air Niugini from HKG-POM-BNE? Haven't flown them for years but super friendly and apparently they've refurbished their planes (767s). Port Moresby isn't exactly an ideal place, but there's a cool hotel called Airways which looks over the runway and towards the mountains.

    Speaking of overlooking the runway, was in Tehran a few months ago and stayed at the Ibis by the airport. Spent time working and looking out the window watching BA, AF etc 777s and Iran/Mahan planes taking off. Pretty cool. Iranians were some of the friendliest people I've met before too, would go back.

  18. Miko Panganiban Guest

    Excited for Philippine Airlines 777 business class review!

  19. dt Guest

    Malaysia's new A330 J, definitely!

    I was supposed to be on it in November but there was a last minute equipment change, so disappointed... had even picked out the "throne seat". I believe the refurbishment is complete now

  20. Barbara Guest

    Another vote here for more reviews of Premium Economy on any of these less traveled airlines.

  21. Nock Itoff Guest

    nasuS: You are such a phony.
    Anything to get your face and link on this popular blog.

  22. Josh Member

    How's about somethin closer to home? Alaska, Hawaiian, Virgin America, Caribbean air, cayman Airways?

  23. Drukyulgoods New Member

    Lucky,
    You might want to try DrukAir on your Dhaka leg for a quick side trip to PBH. Although the hard products are AB319's and the soft products are a bit quaint, the arrivals & departures in PBH are the most amazing in the world. There are 5 Ammans & 4 Le Meridiens in the country as well. Just a thought for a real treat.

  24. Jay Guest

    From memory, only A330 J on Malaysia Airlines is missing. Guess you're reviewing it for the service a bit more since it's comparable to Aer Lingus.

    What about Air Asia J? Probably also the new Vantage seats on Qantas A330's.

  25. pacifico Guest

    Many reasons you should try Hong Kong Airlines' A330 business class Vancouver to Hong Kong:

    1. You never try Hong Kong Airlines

    2. This is a real long haul flight since they terminated Gatwick and Moscow service few years ago

    3. You can now redeem Ritz Carlton Hong Kong with your starpoints

    4.There few more "new" starwood hotels out there since Design Hotel join SPG, especially Mira is worth to try

  26. weqrg Guest

    Af la priemere, china eastern first, delta a330 business, new sq first and business on 777,

  27. Aergales Guest

    MU F, SV F, VN Biz and AF La Premiere as stated above ;)

  28. John Guest

    You really owe it to yourself to try Delta One on the Upper Deck of their 747-400's before they are all retired this year. Just flew it HNL-NRT at Christmas and it is unique, just 1 seat on each side of the aisle and akin to flying on your own Private Jet. I know you sampled Business on their 767 in the past, but there is no comparison.

  29. John New Member

    Well I would highly recommend Garuda Indonesia's new business class on their 777's and select a330's (usually the aircraft that fly's to AUS or JPN). The 77's offer basically a staggered 1-2-1 seating whilst the new a330's offer basically a reverse herringbone predict in a 1-2-1 configuration. As u hv loved Garuda's first class, I highly recommend their business class product too! Cheers!

  30. Hugh B Member

    I want you to do a "Premium cabin appreciation tour" with Economy class and beyond (all in Y): JFK-LHR(BA)-DXB(EK) Take a night off-HKG(CX)-SIN(SQ)Night in Hotel-DEL(AI maybe C)-FRA(LH)Night in Hotel-LGW(Ryanair), LHR-IAH(UA)

  31. Marriott Marty Guest

    Lucky,

    How about an article on inter European business flights that have real business seats and not coach seats, which would help some of us choose a connecting city to visit...

    Thanks

  32. Marriott Marty Guest

    @Credit

    Public display of affection is not a crime in a israel as it is (whether straight or gay) as it is in the Arab world (not to mention punishable by death to be gay).

    So were you gay bashing or Israel bashing?

  33. Ken Guest

    Are you going to pay with cash or points or whichever is the best value? I'm sure you know by now that you can write off any cash expenses for these flights. It's a great business model provided you can generate enough revenues which should be no problem for you ;)

  34. Miksa Jordan Member

    Arik Air, TAAG Angola

  35. concorde02 Guest

    Not only that Ben has not tried the "new" AF F hard product, but he has not flown AF F out of Paris which is where the soft product is largely different.

    AF F food from out station is at best slightly better than LH F food which is inedible in my book (with the exception of caviar) whereas for the flight out of Paris, this is where AF F food can be differentiated from...

    Not only that Ben has not tried the "new" AF F hard product, but he has not flown AF F out of Paris which is where the soft product is largely different.

    AF F food from out station is at best slightly better than LH F food which is inedible in my book (with the exception of caviar) whereas for the flight out of Paris, this is where AF F food can be differentiated from other airlines. Prepared by 3 Michelin star chef etc. (not as good as the lounge in Paris, but the best food in the sky it is)

  36. 747 flyer Guest

    If you get to Namibia, you should make a visit/spend a couple nights at Cheetah Conservation Fund as well as Heinitzburg in Windhoek.

  37. Noah Guest

    Xiamen Airlines 787-9, Thai Airways A350 and other A350 products. And maybe Sichuan Airlines to Lax.

  38. Ulisesrguez Guest

    Aeromexico's new B787-9 business class!

  39. Aziz Guest

    I can help out with writing the report too if you like, I guess some insider info could be of use.

  40. Aziz Guest

    @Lucky

    Here is one of several reports: http://akhbaar24.argaam.com/article/detail/305481

    I tried to find something in English but couldn't, weirdly enough.

    Anyway, happy to help out if you want any tips on where to stay or where to visit whether it's Jeddah, Riyadh or Dammam.

  41. Ron Guest

    Malaysia A330, Cathay A350, Qantas 330/380, Virgin Australia 77W and Vietnam 787/A350 should be quite interesting.

  42. Euro Member

    Surprised that you and no other commentor has requested China Eastern First class yet.

    Also vote for Vietnam Airlines, both new business products.

  43. Ryan New Member

    Would love to see you try some of the new/updated products from some of the "mainstream" airlines. The more obscure ones are fun and incredibly interesting... thought the info is rarely that useful.

    Virgin Australia (777, 330)
    Qantas (787, 330)
    Cathay (350)
    Singapore (350)
    Qatar... (if this even happens in 2017! Hehe)
    Virgin Atlantic
    Delta (350?)
    British Airways (still looks horrible, but would be keen to get...

    Would love to see you try some of the new/updated products from some of the "mainstream" airlines. The more obscure ones are fun and incredibly interesting... thought the info is rarely that useful.

    Virgin Australia (777, 330)
    Qantas (787, 330)
    Cathay (350)
    Singapore (350)
    Qatar... (if this even happens in 2017! Hehe)
    Virgin Atlantic
    Delta (350?)
    British Airways (still looks horrible, but would be keen to get your thoughts!)

    All of these airlines have new seats and services currently in the market, or in the pipeline, and are airlines I'm sure we all use regularly.

    Keep up the great work, Ben. And happy new year! :)

  44. Aziz Guest

    @Lucky

    Translated from a press release (Oct. 2016).

    "A 72-hour transit visa can be obtained by travelers on Saudia originating from the United States of America under the following conditions:

    1- The traveler must possess a U.S passport or U.S resident permit.
    2- The traveler must be arriving on a Saudia-operated flight.
    3- Proof of travel to final destination must be presented.
    4- The traveler is allowed to visit any Saudi city...

    @Lucky

    Translated from a press release (Oct. 2016).

    "A 72-hour transit visa can be obtained by travelers on Saudia originating from the United States of America under the following conditions:

    1- The traveler must possess a U.S passport or U.S resident permit.
    2- The traveler must be arriving on a Saudia-operated flight.
    3- Proof of travel to final destination must be presented.
    4- The traveler is allowed to visit any Saudi city during the valid 72-hours.
    5- The transit visa may be used for purposes of tourism, pilgrimage, or family visits.
    6- Transit visa may be obtained through application to the Royal Saudi embassy in Washington or the Saudi general consulates in Los Angeles, Huston, and New York"

    I know some of the rules may be a bit unusual, but it's a step in opening up the market to general tourists while increasing the airline's revenue. They're expected to relax the rules in the next few years and open up more touristic opportunities.

    Given rule number 5, you may also consider their new product "Albairaq", which is a business class only service between Riyadh and Jeddah, operated through the company's private aviation sector. The bonus is also getting to see Riyadh, which is also a very different experience compared to Jeddah ( try googling the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton for a taste).

    Let me know if I can be of any further help.

    1. lucky OMAAT

      @ Aziz -- Fascinating, this is great news! I know they used to offer transit visas, then seemed to be suspend them, but it seems they're now back. Would love to write a post by this. Do you have a link to the original source, even if it's not in English? Thanks again!

  45. Jack Guest

    I would like to see a Virgin Australia review

  46. Santastico Gold

    TAP business class

  47. David F. New Member

    As you are looking for some different/new airlines to try, you don't necessarily have to go halfway round the world.....

    SFB-AMS in Tuifly 787 "Star Class"

    Includes lounge access at Sanford!

  48. u600213 Member

    And might as well throw in Ryanair, Easyjet, Wizzair and Monarch for an EU luxury extravaganza

  49. u600213 Member

    Allegiant, Spirit and Sun Country :-)

  50. flyingfish Guest

    Vietnam Air sounds like a big one missing from the list.

    I would love to see some Meridiana reviews (even intra-Europe is nice), and intra-Europe Air Serbia.

    And the one you mentioned on your blog itself, Hong Kong Airlines. I am curious how does it compare to CX, including the intra-Asia routes.

  51. Kate Guest

    Seconded @alex, economy or premium economy reviews would be amazing! Your business and first class reviews are great, but I'd bet a fair number of your readers fly pretty much only for leisure and like to stretch our miles (or dollars) as far as we can.

  52. Phillip Childress Guest

    I've always been fascinated with Aerolineas Argentinas, and they had the hilariously awful business-class marketing language... I vote for them. (I would also love to see you check out Spirit just because I think it would be an interesting perspective...)

  53. GhanaofGhana Guest

    Kenya Airways is atrocious I wouldn't bother, flight from ACC to NBO in business was worse than your Ukraine flight. However, interested in seeing a Rwandair A330 review, haven't had a chance to try them.

  54. Bruno Cerboncini Guest

    What about Surinam Airways?

  55. Jake P Guest

    As Jason stated above, the EY Business Studio is a stellar product. Flying their 787 J from AUH nonstop to any of their US destinations is a fantastic way to cover a ton of distance very comfortably!

  56. Andrey Member

    I would really like to see a review of the following airlines (which you haven't mentioned in your post):
    • Alitalia NEW long-haul Business class
    • Alitalia NEW short-haul Business Class
    • AIR Serbia intra-Europe Business Class
    • S7 Airlines intra-Europe Business Class
    • Aegan Airlines intra-Europe Business Class
    • Delta One 747(before they all get phased out)
    • TAP Portugal Business Class(short/long-haul)
    • Virgin Atlantic NEW...

    I would really like to see a review of the following airlines (which you haven't mentioned in your post):
    • Alitalia NEW long-haul Business class
    • Alitalia NEW short-haul Business Class
    • AIR Serbia intra-Europe Business Class
    • S7 Airlines intra-Europe Business Class
    • Aegan Airlines intra-Europe Business Class
    • Delta One 747(before they all get phased out)
    • TAP Portugal Business Class(short/long-haul)
    • Virgin Atlantic NEW 777 Business Class
    • LATAM NEW A350 and B787 Business Class
    • THAI Airways NEW A350 Business Class
    • Singapore Airlines NEW A350 Business Class

    And please review one more time Aeroflot, American A321 transcon and Virgin America A320 Business Class because those are just fun reviews to read.

    I would also be very happy to see more Premium Ecobomy reviews (AZ, SQ, CX, QF etc.)

  57. Joey Diamond

    I believe it's Aerolineas Argentinas business class that allows you to use a FAX machine?!?!?! Looking forward to these reviews, Lucky!

  58. Imperator Diamond

    I strongly second @Aziz's suggestion of visiting Jeddah, if possible. It's a surprisingly vibrant city.

  59. Imperator Diamond

    An Iranian trip report would make for a fascinating read. And since Ben is a hard core avgeek I bet he would enjoy riding on one of Iran Air's relics from Europe to Tehran. Colleagues have said that while the hard product is comically bad, the service and food were pretty good.

    And wouldn't it be fun to do a routing such as:

    LAX to TLV via IST on Turkish business (just to give embattled...

    An Iranian trip report would make for a fascinating read. And since Ben is a hard core avgeek I bet he would enjoy riding on one of Iran Air's relics from Europe to Tehran. Colleagues have said that while the hard product is comically bad, the service and food were pretty good.

    And wouldn't it be fun to do a routing such as:

    LAX to TLV via IST on Turkish business (just to give embattled TK some love)

    TLV to LHR on El Al first

    LHR to IKA on Iran Air business

    IKA to SIN on Mahan Air business

    SIN to SFO on SQ's nonstop (or even UA's).

    Fun!!

  60. Jason Guest

    Yeah, would love to see you try Azul's biz since the founder is ex-Jetblue. Also, trying the LATAM A350 would be nice.

  61. Aziz Guest

    For Saudia I'd recommend one of two things depending on what you're planning to do.

    1- If you plan not to leave the Jeddah airport, I say wait until the new airport is operational.

    2- If youre in the mood to see a new and pretty cool city, then go ahead and visit Jeddah. I can recommend a lot of fun stuff to do there if you like. Getting a transit visa isn't that hard,...

    For Saudia I'd recommend one of two things depending on what you're planning to do.

    1- If you plan not to leave the Jeddah airport, I say wait until the new airport is operational.

    2- If youre in the mood to see a new and pretty cool city, then go ahead and visit Jeddah. I can recommend a lot of fun stuff to do there if you like. Getting a transit visa isn't that hard, contrary to popular belief.

    In any case, my expectations aren't sky high for their new first class, since the soft product has been Saudia's chronic problem. However, it has been steadily improving and may be giving it a bit of time would be better.

    I've heard that the new amenity kit is really good though, and it features Porsche Design sleepwear which is always a welcome addition.

    1. lucky OMAAT

      @ Aziz -- Do you have any further info on getting a transit visa? I'd really like to visit though have heard it's difficult, so appreciate any info you have!

  62. Michael Guest

    An Air Koryo review would be great. And relatively exclusive.

  63. Rusi KG Guest

    Looking forward to EY Business studio and United Polaris. But also hoping that you will change your mind and will add QR and SQ New business class seats in your list

  64. Dominic Guest

    Vietnam Airlines
    Meridiana
    Hong Kong Airlines
    Aerolinas Argentinas
    TAM business class
    Asiana business class
    Turkmenisan airlines
    Brussels Airlines

  65. alex Gold

    Another vote for some premium economy reviews. I know it wont be the most fun way to travel, but i imagine most of your readers are like me in the way that we fly. I dont mind paying a few hundred dollars more for Y+ on a long haul flight but J is out of my budget unless using miles. Just a thought.

  66. Ks Guest

    @Roger
    As per Australian Business Traveller, Qatar will introduce its new "super" business class seat at the ITB Berlin travel trade show in March. So who knows, we might try it as early as this year :D

  67. Aditya New Member

    How about Dubai to Kigali in Rwandair A330 - connecting to Addis Ababa in ET (short haul can be economy of ET) - Addis to Dubai in ET A350 - AUH-BOM in The Residence - BOM-LHR/AMS/CDG in Jet Airways First class.

  68. Davis Guest

    This isn't necessarily a new airline, but I would love to see you review American's newest business class product on the 787-9/777-200ER newest retrofit. Other than the privacy issue in the middle seats, it seems like a pretty solid product.

  69. George Member

    So, products I'd like you to review, huh?

    *AHEM*

    - Delta One Suites
    - Aegean's Business Class (cheap and has good reviews)
    - SQ's new J (you may have reviewed this)
    - Qatar's Super Business Class (in 35 years when that comes out)
    - Cathay's A350 Business Class
    - Hawaiian's new J

    *AHEM*

    Review these if and when you like, no pressure. I love anything you upload anyway.

  70. Jimmy Gottfredson Gold

    Ben, Congratulations on a super productive 2016. The volume of content was impressive.

    2017 looks to be better. Cheers. Jimmy

  71. Max New Member

    yep agree with others it's time for AF first class review....!

    If you can't mile it just buy it!!

  72. Dave Guest

    BA 787-9 F is absolutely stunning so that would be amazing. And also La Première would be amazing.

  73. Lukas Guest

    EUROWINGS (longhaul)
    FLYDUBAI
    EDELWEISS AIR (longhaul)
    It would be interesting to see how you rate their business class products...

  74. NatR Guest

    Updated business and first class on SQ's 77Ws and 350s
    Malaysia Airlines new 330 business class

  75. Jason Diamond

    Yeah - I agree with @Marina - do the Condor Business Class market. I flew it last summer. from BWI to FRA. It was solid. A little tight, but i was impressed by the quantity and quality of the food. would recommend. And they've expanded their schedule this summer - it's worth a review.

  76. Donna Guest

    The Delta A350, the moment they arrive, please!!!

  77. BenL Guest

    China Southern Business Class please.

  78. Aaron Guest

    I am looking forward to the ELAL review!

  79. Marina Guest

    I' d like to see you try the Condor Business Class Product or maybe the current TK product. And how about Boliviana or Vietnam Airlines?

  80. bco Guest

    What about Air France's new La Premiere cabin? They are flying these planes out of LAX now...

  81. Marcos New Member

    You forgot the recidense?

  82. Olivier Guest

    And still no air France la première new first class in your list :-( what a pity...

  83. Jason Diamond

    The Etihad J seat on the 787 and 380 is a significant step up from what they offer on their A330 and 777. It's a great experience - I've flown it both on a Europe- AUH and USA - AUH route. Very comfortable.

  84. Mallthus Gold

    You haven't done Ethiopian's new business class on the A350-900.

    Also, some premium economy reviews could be interesting.

  85. Ben Guest

    Doesn't exactly fit for your blog, but would love to see a review of Spirit's BIG FRONT SEAT, just for the laughs. I imagine it can't be much different than intra-Europe biz class, and all-in pricing from LAX-LAS r/t is around $100 looking at dates. Could be interesting and give you a chance to get some SPG or Hyatt stays in Vegas during the week for very cheap. Or you could do the R/T and review in an afternoon.

  86. Jordan Guest

    How about delta a350

  87. Geoff Guest

    Airtransat Club class

  88. Credit Guest

    Gol air.
    Tam air.
    Vietnam airlines.

    Please go with ford to israel and make out in the public in Jerusalem . I really want to see how open minded Israelis are.

  89. Felipe Guest

    You should consider LATAM A350, Ben! Maybe even compare to LATAM 767 and 787. You can make it from Orlando to GRU to SCL than to Australia or New Zeeland. Your South American readers would deeply appreciate!!!

  90. Bgriff Diamond

    Also, Virgin Australia new business class, and Virgin Atlantic 787 Upper Class.

  91. Roger Guest

    Yes, one missing!

    The long-expected, game-changing QR Super Business Class is a must-review for 2017.

    Oh wait...

  92. Deo Member

    I'd love a First Class report from Jet Airways. Given that you flew their Business class YYZ-BRU and were fairly impressed, this would be a natural upgrade.

    If you have made plans to fly EY's Residence AUH-BOM, you could tag a BOM-LHR/CDG/AMS redemption on 9W's 777-300ER in First Class. You also get to review BOM's swanky GVK First lounge, which hasn't garnered a negative review till date.

    Just my 2 rupees.

  93. CR Member

    How about trying some of the LCC "Business" Class Products like Scoot and Air Asia X?

    Some others to try:
    -Vistara in India (domestic only at this stage but a JV with Singapore Airlines so expect a high level of service).
    -the new Singapore Airlines Business Class which I don't think you've reviewed (on their A350's and select 777-300ER's)
    -Royal Nepal Airlines when they get their A330's later this year.

  94. Bgriff Diamond

    Delta's A330 business class might be worth a shot. (The 747 version of the same seat is quite a bit nicer, but that sadly won't be around for too much longer.) Or, you could try to get on one of their first flights with the A350 suite business class later in the year.

  95. WJM New Member

    Why is it always about first or business class? How about premium economy or regular coach for a change?

  96. Vitor Sousa New Member

    Lucky, I would love to see you coming here to Brazil! You could try LATAM's new business classes in the A350, or Azul's A330 Business too!

  97. Ali j Guest

    How bout south african a330 business class? And TAAG B773ER business class

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Nick New Member

How about CEIBA 777 First Class. They seem to have reasonable fares ($1700) from Madrid.

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Martina Park New Member

I managed to get a visa into Saudi in 2016 through a friend. It actually wasn't as hard as everyone though it would be. If you need help, I'm willing to contact her family again. Her family arranged everything for me, and within a few weeks my visa was approved.

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charles Gold

Rwandair, Turkmenistan Airlines and Aerolineas Argentinas would all be interesting to read as well as a short haul Malaysian Airlines flight (under 3 hours). I enjoyed your detailed reviews of Garuda, Air France, Aeroflot, Serbia and Air Astana (as well as Ukrainian International..); especially when you have both a long-haul and short haul paired. Thank You for your reviews / you fan in Shanghai

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